Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design

Smart Things Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design The world of smart shoes appliances and phones is already here but the practice of user experience UX design for ubiquitous computing is still relatively new Design companies like IDEO and frogdesi

  • Title: Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design
  • Author: Mike Kuniavsky
  • ISBN: 9780123748997
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • The world of smart shoes, appliances, and phones is already here, but the practice of user experience UX design for ubiquitous computing is still relatively new Design companies like IDEO and frogdesign are regularly asked to design products that unify software interaction, device design and service design which are all the key components of ubiquitous computing UX The world of smart shoes, appliances, and phones is already here, but the practice of user experience UX design for ubiquitous computing is still relatively new Design companies like IDEO and frogdesign are regularly asked to design products that unify software interaction, device design and service design which are all the key components of ubiquitous computing UX and practicing designers need a way to tackle practical challenges of design Theory is not enough for them luckily the industry is now mature enough to have tried and tested best practices and case studies from the field.Smart Things presents a problem solving approach to addressing designers needs and concentrates on process, rather than technological detail, to keep from being quickly outdated It pays close attention to the capabilities and limitations of the medium in question and discusses the tradeoffs and challenges of design in a commercial environment Divided into two sections, frameworks and techniques, the book discusses broad design methods and case studies that reflect key aspects of these approaches The book then presents a set of techniques highly valuable to a practicing designer It is intentionally not a comprehensive tutorial of user centered design as that is covered in many other books but it is a handful of techniques useful when designing ubiquitous computing user experiences.In short, Smart Things gives its readers both the why of this kind of design and the how, in well defined chunks.Tackles design of products in the post Web world where computers no longer have to be monolithic, expensive general purpose devicesFeatures broad frameworks and processes, practical advice to help approach specifics, and techniques for the unique design challengesPresents case studies that describe, in detail, how others have solved problems, managed trade offs, and met successes

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    1. I highly recommend Smart Things for Product Managers, UX researchers/designers and business leaders in consumer technology fields (it focuses on consumer experiences almost to the exclusion of workplace and business to business products and services).Primarily theoretical book it aggregates related research in the field and makes it a bit more approachable for everyday practitioners. From a double diamond point of view (Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver) this book contributes to the Discovery a [...]

    2. Best book for understanding era of computation and data communication embedded in our entire environment theoretically as well as practically. Very clear and concise explanation drives why User Experience Design is important in these days. Highly recommend. And just note Mike’s clear definitions of all computation words here. Ubiquitous computing refers to the particles of embedding information processing and network communication into everyday, human environment to continuously provide servic [...]

    3. Interesting. I wish I had been able to make it to the book club to discuss with people. I am unclear on how this book was intended to be consumed -- as a how-to? As a philosophical or academic treatise? Would have been interesting to see how other people felt about it. Well written but something didn't quite click for me.

    4. I didn't realize that this was going to be such a textbook/primer on ubicomp. The case studies of specific projects (roughly every other chapter) were great, but it turns out that I was pretty familiar with the materials in the other "primer" chapters, so they were a slog. Someone who was new to the field would undoubtedly get more out of it.

    5. This has been a highly influential book for me. Kuniavsky is perhaps one of the leading people in the technology+design space.

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